Home Burns in Somerville Area, Woman Taken to Hospital

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A home burned in the Somerville area Thursday morning. The house, on Hobb Ward Road, caught fire just after 11 a.m.

This area is just off Highway 36.

Firefighters say flames were already coming from the back of the house when they arrived, and continued to spread through the house quickly. There was no fire hydrant nearby, and crews had to lay a line for about half a mile to get more water on the fire.

Somerville, Priceville and Oden Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments all helped with the effort.  Sadly, the home is a total loss.

Firefighters say a woman was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. They indicated she should be okay.